Friday, May 8, 2020

Abundant Birthday Blossoms

Yesterday was a friend’s birthday and I wanted to give her a card that celebrates things we both love, gardening, flower and art.  We’ve brainstormed via phone, text and video chats about new garden spaces we’re both planning this season.  We’ve compared notes and drawings and it’s been a fun way to anticipate spring. Especially since it was a bit late arriving here.  

I pulled out one of my favourites, Power Poppy’s Abundant Petals (a bummer that it’s sold out right now, but I’m sure it will be back soon!).  Stamping it onto watercolour paper with VersaFine ink and then watercolouring them up with some vibrant colours using Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors.  My friend and I both have a love of a cottage style garden - or wild as we’ve both described it, with lots of colour and variety.  I tried to mimic that a bit in this card garden.  

After watercolouring I die cut all the pieces using the coordinating dies for this set and arranged them all on a watercolour background (Jadeite Green if you were wondering.  I love it’s granulation).  

I love this little sentiment in the set!  I’ve added a couple of clear sequins to accent the design.  

She loves donuts, it’s her love language :), so we made some raspberry cake donuts and I packaged them up with a bow and tag.  

This sweetly scripted sentiment is from the Floribunda set.  Tied up with a big fat yellow bow and a bit of twine and it’s a cheerful little treat that I dropped off socially distantly to surprise her.  

For more beautiful inspiration today please pop by and visit the Powerhouse playing along today....

Christine (you are here)


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous colouring and card Christine

gr karin

Camille Short said...

Freakin' Brilliant!

Karen W said...

Your coloring and shading is always fabulous!! Beautiful card

Henriëtte said...

The card as well as the tag are awesome Christine, your friend will be over the moon with these and the little gift.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christine! I love the background, too. Your donuts really got my mouth watering and now I want to go to the bakery!

Julie Koerber said...

Gosh Christine, we can just see your heart through this entire blog post and looking at your beautiful (and delicious creations)! Home made donuts? Your friend is so lucky to have you nearby! ;-)